What It's Actually Like to Have Monkeypox
“My first lesions were on my bum, and those were the most painful ones. I couldn't even sit down.”
Anti-Vaxxers Vow Not to Protect Themselves From Monkeypox
“The swamp appears to be desperate and is running out of ideas to keep us under control and living in fear... won’t work this time.”
Instagram's Favorite Infectious Disease Researcher on Our Nightmare Year
"I completely understand how exhausted everyone can be. But I think you have to remember the sacrifices we make aren't for nothing."
Why an Australian Man Died 8 Years After Eating a Slug
Sam Ballard of Sydney, Australia died last week from a rare parasitic infection called rat lungworm disease.
You Had to Be a Little Insane to Be a Surgeon in the 1800s
Back then surgery was nothing but rivers of pus and filth and it's a miracle the human race survived.
We went hunting for a tick that could kill you
Ticks are usually associated with Lyme disease, but Powassan virus is deadly and our lack of knowledge about it is pretty scary.
What Almost Every Outbreak Story Gets Wrong
If the story of Gaëtan Dugas as Patient Zero was scientifically inaccurate, why did it persist for so long?
Everything You Need to Know About Herpes and Sex
A guide to not passing along the world's most common STI.
Why Viruses Have Evolved to Be Gentler on Women
A new study seeks to find an evolutionary explanation for the so-called "man flu" phenomenon, in which men are perceived to be greater victims of infectious disease.
Scientists Recreated One of Our Deadliest Plagues to Understand Its Evolution
The bacterium behind the Black Death and Justinian's Plague comes back to life.
Is Undead Smallpox Reemerging From Siberian Graves?
Scientists debate the dangers of a new plague emerging from permafrost thaws.
What You Need to Know About the Antibiotic-Resistant Superbug That Just Arrived in the US
Public health officials fear the dawning of a post-antibiotic era, and the discovery of a new strain of bacteria in the US is a warning to act before it's too late.